Inspirational Member of the Year: Lulu Chou
Lulu Chou is much more than an inspirational member; she is a role model. She has earned the trust and respect from members, club staff and fellow squash players for years. Lulu originally started playing squash around 1998 and it’s never been the same since.
Working her way up through the ranks, Lulu has persevered through challengers of any rank or gender. She has helped lead the Ladies Howe Cup team, rallying the troops, creating costumes and showing support for all players, new and old wherever she goes.
As a testament to her passion for the sport, after being out of commission due to surgery last year, she still managed to travel to Vancouver for the Sun and Surf tournament to support the Seattle Squash community. By January, five months after having her surgery and barely being able to walk, Lulu was the runner up in the Ladies A Division. In her own words, “I am a happy runner-up in the ladies draw. Not too shabby. 5 months post-surgery.”
She has shown that regardless of setbacks and challenges, anything is possible with a drive and a passion worth fighting for.